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FC Barcelona President Joan Laporta Has Told Ronald Koeman They Are Looking to Replace Him

Ali Shibil Roshan
Laporta has reportedly told Koeman they are looking for a new manager
Laporta has reportedly told Koeman they are looking for a new manager / LLUIS GENE/Getty Images

FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta has told coach Ronald Koeman that they are looking to replace him, according to TV3.

Koeman was announced as the Barcelona manager ahead of the 20-21 season, and the Dutch tactician completed the campaign having only won the Copa del Rey title.

After a slow start to the season, his team had clawed their way back into the La Liga title race, and, at one point, it seemed the league title was theirs to lose. However, Barca lost some points which they were expected to earn, and bowed out of the title race on matchday 37.

Koeman's future at Barcelona beyond the 20-21 season has always been in doubt, and the club's disappointing end to their campaign have only intensified it.

According to TV3 [via Sport], the Barcelona president told Koeman during their meeting on Tuesday that he is looking to replace him and has asked him for a fortnight to find a new manager. The report adds if Laporta does not find a new manager during that period, Koeman will remain as the Barcelona manager next season.

Several names have been linked with the Barcelona job, including club icon Xavi's, who recently signed a new contract with Al-Sadd, the club he has been at since 2015, initially as a player and then as manager.